Genoa – The name of the shipowner Gianluigi Aponte is now at the top of the list of the richest in the world, even higher than the previous positions which were also very respectable. Aponte, founder of the MSC group, is now worth almost 19 billion dollars. The Bloomberg ranking, updated in May 2022, says so. The Sorrento owner, who has long since moved to Geneva, is among the top 100 richest people in the world.
In just 365 days, Aponte earned $ 8.24 billion. A number that gives an idea not only of the economic power of the owner of MSC, but of how much shipowners are earning after the rebound in world trade, a consequence of the long lockdown period. It takes a lot of money to transport the goods on ships and the transport companies make a lot of money. This explains the Aponte boom.